Choosing a laptop is what you call a good problem. Whether you’re getting one for the first time or you are simply replacing an old laptop of yours, it’s fun and exciting to get something new. The thought of getting something thin and powerful makes you want to rush to your nearest electronics shop. There are so many options available that you don’t know where to start.

This is where it becomes a problem. Now don’t get me wrong. As far as problems are concerned, this is one that you’re glad to have. But, recently the number of laptops available in the market has pretty much doubled from where it was a couple of years ago. There are so many models with different kinds of specs that it becomes confusing after a while. So, how exactly do you go about picking the best laptop for yourself?

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The Price is Right

If you’re like most people, you have a budget of how much you’re comfortable spending on a piece of technology. That is actually a good starting point in deciding what to buy. You can desire all the latest features a laptop can offer but if you don’t have the funds to pay for them then there’s no point. Limit your search to what you can afford only. This will eliminate any other laptop that’s pointless to look at.

It’s the Inside that Counts

After you’ve selected a price bracket to spend on, find out what you need the most. Rank the features that are most important to you. Usually, memory, processor, and battery life are key factors when picking one. But, you could even have other features on your wish list such as multiple USB ports or a CD drive. If you’re on a budget, it becomes even more important to do a ranking. The lower your budget, the least likely you are to get all your desired features.

It’s All in the Design

Last but not the least is the design. You have to like how your laptop looks and feels. Try not to buy online as you want to feel how easy it is to type. Believe it or not, there are some laptops whose keyboards are as stiff as wood. If you can imagine Kids Typing on it with their delicate fingers, then most likely it’s a keeper. In the end it’s all about how comfortable it is to use.